Convoy PQ 3

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Convoy PQ-3 was the fourth of the Arctic Convoys of World War II by which the Western Allies supplied material aid to the Soviet Union in its fight with Nazi Germany. The Convoy sailed from Hvalfjord, Iceland on 9 November 1941 and arrived at Archangelsk on 22 November 1941.

Ships[edit]

The convoy consisted of 8 ships (6 British and 2 Panamanian flagged) escorted by the cruiser HMS Kenya, the destroyer HMS Intrepid, minesweepers and armed trawlers. One merchant ship, MV Briarwood, returned to Iceland with damage from ice; the others arrived safely.

Ships in the convoy[1][edit]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
HMS Bedouin (F67)  Royal Navy Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov
HMS Bramble (J11)  Royal Navy Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov
Briarwood (1930)  United Kingdom 4,019 Returned To Iceland Damaged
Cape Corso (1929)  United Kingdom 3,807
Cape Race (1930)  United Kingdom 3,807
Cocle (1920)  Panama 5,630
El Capitan (1917)  Panama 5,255
HMT Hamlet  Royal Navy Escort 09 Nov - 14 Nov
Anti-submarine trawler
HMS Intrepid (D10)  Royal Navy Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov
HMS Kenya (14)  Royal Navy Escort 14 Nov - 20 Nov
HMT Macbeth  Royal Navy Escort 09 Nov - 15 Nov
Anti-submarine trawler
San Ambrosio (1935)  United Kingdom 7,410
HMS Seagull (J85)  Royal Navy Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov
HMS Speedy (J17)  Royal Navy Escort 20 Nov - 22 Nov
Trekieve (1919)  United Kingdom 5,244
Wanstead (1928)  United Kingdom 5,486 Commodore’s Ship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convoy PQ.3". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 64°33′00″N 40°28′48″E / 64.5500°N 40.4800°E / 64.5500; 40.4800